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Apple Confirms: iPad 2 Event On March 2
by on February 23, 2011

This morning, The Loop reports that Apple has officially sent out invitations for the iPad 2 media event on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

The invite graphic is, of course, very clever, suggesting that Apple will introduce the next-generation iPad at the March 2nd event. The invitation comes with the tagline “Come see what 2011 will be the year of”.

Apple on Wednesday sent an invitation to media inviting them to a special … Read More

Consumer PC Sales Slowdown As iPad Gains Momentum

When the iPad launched in 2010, one of the major fears in the industry was the amount of share the iPad would take from the PC market.

What was originally expected to occur over the next several years is actually happening right now. The iPad is slowing down growth in the consumer PC industry.

If this sounds too crazy to be true for you, check out the data reported by Business Insider:

HP: … Read More

[Update] iPad 2 Event Set For March 2, 2011
by on February 22, 2011

Update 1: Looks like the NYT and Reuters have updated their articles to confirm this March 2nd date, according to their sources.

From Reuters:

One person familiar with the matter said recent speculation about a delay until June was “simply not true” as Apple is planning a launch in the same seasonal schedule as the first iPad, which went on sale in April 2010.

For everyone who has been … Read More

Adventure Awaits: A Resurgence In Adventure Gaming?

So I was faced with quite a dilemma this past weekend. I was home [alone, on a long weekend] and realized that I was bored. I had no desire to fire up the XBox or the PS3, nor did I really want to see something in the theatres [and there are plenty to watch before the Oscars!]. Instead of spending another weekend watching old episodes of Top Gear [no complaints … Read More

iPad 2 Delayed Until June 2011?

The majority of recent iPad 2 rumors have revolved around hardware. Processors, screens, dimensions, cameras, and so on. The one rumor that seems to be consistent however is the release date, which so far, is expected this March/April 2011.

According to a new report however, even the consistent expected release date rumor is about to be questioned!

Bloomberg reports that a Yuanta Securities Co. research note is claiming that the upcoming second-generation … Read More

Is Light Peak Destined For iPad 2?

Recent reports have pointed to Apple adopting the new “Light Peak” high speed interconnect technology, which is faster than USB 3.0, on its future Mac products. With recent iPad 2 cases featuring mystery cut-outs, those ports are now also believed to possibly include Light Peak.

With iPad 2 cases, as seen below, including these mystery ports, many have previously speculated that it is a port for USB. In other words, it … Read More

iPad Inventory Decreases In Canada, UK
by on February 21, 2011

Reports today point to inventory levels of the first-generation iPad beginning to decrease among retailers in the UK and Canada.

On Canadian shores, it is said that Future Shop locations are very low in inventory, with some locations reportedly sold out. For the UK, retailer Carphone Warehouse is reportedly sold out of 64GB Wi-Fi iPad models and all 3G tablets.

Other news from the UK indicates that Orange and T-Mobile, two of … Read More

The iPad 2 Review You’ve Been Waiting For [Video]

The iPad should be getting a refresh soon from Apple. What will the iPad 2 bring? Rumours point to possibly a new 6-inch iPad, front-facing camera, no Home button, and a new enhanced A4 chip.

We also keep hearing about a larger resolution on the iPad 2, which brings us to the following video review of the next iPad 2. I think you’re going to want this:

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MP’s Won’t Be Buying iPads With Taxpayer Dollars
by on February 19, 2011

If members of the Canadian Parliament were expecting their shiny new iPads to be paid for with taxpayer dollars, they were sadly mistaken!

Canada’s 308 members of Parliament have been told they must dig into their own pockets if they want to buy one of the hottest tech devices on the market.

A Parliamentary committee that oversees MP spending has ruled against a proposal to let federal politicians use taxpayers cash to … Read More

Apple Looking Into 6-Inch iPad For Fall 2011?
by on February 18, 2011

The iPad rumors don’t stop!

This week, new rumors coming from SuperApple.cz claim that Apple may be exploring a 6-inch iPad for a fall 2011 release. The news reportedly comes from two different sources.

The report indicates that Apple is working on two models, a 5.7 inch model and another model just below 6 inches.

In the past, Apple has not expressed interest in smaller sized iPad displays, but that public … Read More

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